NanoStudio supports a number of Apple and 3rd party technologies, mainly for sharing files but also for other purposes.
Although there are different methods for file sharing, NanoStudio always follows a few common rules:
Audiobus is an app which allows you to route the audio and MIDI I/O between different apps running on your iOS device. NanoStudio sends its main mix audio output to Audiobus, and NanoStudio's Sample Editor is capable of recording audio received by its Audiobus input. The Sample Editor will automatically switch to recording the Audiobus input source if it detects an app is sending audio to NanoStudio in the active Audiobus session.
Note: iOS can sometimes be a little fickle when running multiple audio apps routed via Audiobus. If you run into strange behaviour then it is recommended that you reboot your device prior to starting Audiobus or NanoStudio.
Ableton Link is a technology that synchronizes beat, phase and tempo of Ableton Live and Link-enabled iOS apps over a wireless network. It lets you play devices together with the freedom of a live band. Anyone can start and stop their part while others keep playing, and anyone can adjust the tempo and the rest will follow. You can use Link to play with several instances of Ableton Live, with Live and iOS apps, or even without Live in your setup: using Link enabled apps on multiple devices, or multiple apps on the same device.
Ableton Link can be enabled or disabled via the Status Bar's Song Settings Dropdown.
NanoStudio acts as a host for 3rd party Audio Unit instruments and effects.
For information about using AU instruments, see the Audio Unit Instrument.
For information about using AU effects, see the External Effect Unit.
WebDAV is a system for viewing, managing and editing files and folders on a remote device over a network. In many ways it can be thought of as a modern version of FTP.
NanoStudio has a built in WebDAV server which gives you full access to all of the user files on your device from a desktop computer (or other WebDAV client) on the same network.
For more information, see the Settings Page.
You can import or export files with Dropbox via NanoStudio's File Browser command dropdown.
Alternatively you can export files to NanoStudio from the DropBox app by tapping Export and choosing 'Copy to NanoStudio 2'.
You can import or export audio or MIDI files with AudioShare via NanoStudio's File Browser command dropdown.
Alternatively you can export files to NanoStudio from the AudioShare app by tapping Export and choosing 'Copy to NanoStudio 2'.
NanoStudio is compatible with Apple's Files app, which was introduced in iOS 11. You can use the iOS Files app to view and share your user files.
You can import songs from your device's iTunes Library via NanoStudio's File Browser command dropdown.
Sometimes it's not possible to import a song if it is protected using DRM (Digital Rights Management).
Your user files are available to iTunes File Sharing. To use this feature your device must be connected to a desktop computer via USB. Open iTunes on the computer, select your device and then choose the File Sharing category.
iTunes won't let you open NanoStudio's folders directly, but you can drag them out to the desktop, edit them (or back them up) and then drag the edited folder back into iTunes again.
If you want to fully browse all files and folders, we recommend using WebDAV instead.
AirDrop is an easy way to export files to another iOS device or a Mac. You can do it via NanoStudio's File Browser command dropdown.
AirDrop is particularly useful for quickly sending your project to another device. To do this, archive your project and tap on EXPORT once NanoStudio has prepared the archive. The other device will notify you when it has received the file, and if you confirm it will automatically open NanoStudio and import the archive.
You can export files as an email attachment via NanoStudio's File Browser command dropdown.
Alternatively you can export files to NanoStudio from the iOS Mail app by tapping on an attachment and choosing 'Copy to NanoStudio 2'.
Any app which supports the standard iOS export dialogue will offer you a 'Copy to NanoStudio 2' option if it's a file type that NanoStudio supports.